If there’s one factor Marvel followers ought to know going into The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (FATWS), it is that they need to mood their expectations. WandaVision ought to have taught them as a lot. Fan theories are enjoyable, given what Marvel is supposedly constructing with its MCU Phase 4, however the TV reveals can’t probably match them. Moreover, Kevin Feige’s current feedback about MCU TV sequence, generally, are extremely revealing. He says that watching them isn’t obligatory to grasp the films. It’s a large “spoiler,” if you’ll. It principally means no main Marvel occasion can occur in the TV reveals. The TV sequence will discover varied characters fairly than exhibiting the subsequent main villain or providing important clues about the important storyline. Easter eggs will possible be current in all the reveals that may launch on Disney+, however they’ll be extra refined. And they received’t be wherever close to as loopy as a few of the fan theories and supposed spoilers we have seen.
With that in thoughts, we’ll present you the first main Falcon leak from season 1. A beloved Avenger will be part of the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in Episode 1, and this leak is 100% confirmed. Mind you, spoilers follows under
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s advertising marketing campaign is in full swing. Marvel launched the remaining trailer together with extra clips and featurettes, just as the first interviews with the crew and forged have began dropping on-line. Reviews for the first episode are additionally already out, which suggests a number of folks have had entry to the present. The Avenger leak comes from one such assessment.
Comicbook mistakenly revealed an interview with the director of FATWS, who confirms that War Machine (Don Cheadle) seems in the first episode. The interview was pulled, however not earlier than the Marvel Studios Spoilers neighborhood caught wind of it.
It’s unclear what Rhodey’s function in the episode will probably be. Like Sam and Bucky, Rhodey is one among the MCU characters who deserve extra on-screen time, and we’re going to get a few of that in the upcoming Armor Wars TV present.
But in contrast to Sam and Bucky, Rhodey is one among the Avengers who didn’t flip to mud in Infinity War. He was there to witness the horrors of the 5 years main as much as Endgame, and he was a part of the group of surviving Avengers who helped handle the planet. He was additionally a part of the time heist plan in Avengers: Endgame, and he’ll possible proceed to play a task in serving to the world get again to some kind of normalcy now that the blipped individuals are again. That may contain managing a few of the superheroes who returned to life, together with Sam and Bucky.
This is all hypothesis, as the leak didn’t reveal any particular particulars about Rhodey’s position in the sequence. But that is the kind of cameo that Marvel can provide followers with out impacting the larger storyline. It’s possible a satisfying second, however not a significant revelation for the MCU.
The Falcon trailers have made it clear that Sam is not going to be the new Captain America — or that he received’t settle for the position. We do see no less than three ceremonies in these trailers addressing Captain America that contain the presence of different authorities officers. We have Sam talking at a proper occasion that appears very very like a Steve Rogers memorial. Steve isn’t useless at the finish of Endgame, however Far From Home implies that’s the official story. We then have an unnamed official speaking about the must protect symbols like Captain America. There’s additionally a soccer recreation scene the place the new Captain America makes an look. As we’ve established already, that is US Agent (Wyatt Russell), not Sam, who tries to fill Steve Rogers’s footwear.
Those scenes all indicate that the authorities desires a brand new Captain America now that Steve Rogers is gone. And that kind of transition will contain navy males. James Rhodes positively qualifies.
Let’s additionally notice that Sam and Bucky will embark on the type of combat the place shedding shouldn’t be an possibility. This is the type of mission that somebody like Rhodey may assign. With three Avengers out of the image and others having just departed Earth, who would Rhodey belief if not Steve’s closest associates, who additionally occur to be former troopers and superheroes? Again, that is just hypothesis, as the leak doesn’t clarify Cheadle’s cameo.
With different leaks, I’d inform you that nothing could be confirmed right now. However, given the approach this info was revealed on-line, I’d say that Don Cheadle is locked in for the first The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode. After all, we’ve recognized for weeks that he’ll seem in the present; we just didn’t know he’d be in the premiere. Here’s what Cheadle let slip by in an interview with BroBible greater than a month in the past:
That’s a few of the enjoyable of the MCU, that all of us get to indicate up in one another’s tales, and there are methods that we’re cross-platforming these characters, and they change into storylines, typically, in the films. And then these storylines in the films change into storylines in the reveals.
It’s actually a enjoyable and fascinating and, by all creativeness, utterly open-ended — this will go wherever. It’s nice, I can’t wait to get in the room with the writers and work out how all these issues [connecting Armor Wars to the MCU] occur. You know, Rhodey reveals up in Winter Soldier and Falcon’s present. So, it may be loads.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuts on Disney+ this Friday, March nineteenth.